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Report: UNICEF finances anti-Israel organizations

The watchdog group, NGO Monitor, calls for UNICEF to sever all ties with BDS groups after it transferred $1 million donated by Canada to Palestinian ‘educational’ groups that back BDS boycotts of Israel.
• The non-Governmental organization urges increased oversight on donated funds to Palestinian groups.

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund is actively supporting anti-Israel boycotts, NGO Monitor watchdog group president Gerald Steinberg contends.

Steinberg recently revealed to members of the Canadian Parliament how money donated by their government for educational programs was being misused by organizations to which UNICEF had transferred the money and which promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Continue Reading »

Canada Post to issue 2017 HANUKKAH Stamp

The Canada Post Hanukkah stamp features a geometric design of a Jewish Menorah, that symbolizes the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, following the victory of the Maccabean Revolt over the Greeks in the 2nd century BCE.

By EYTAN HALON

 

Alongside the usual candles, donuts and dreidels that traditionally mark the holiday of Hanukkah, Canada Post is adding a stamp recognizing the Jewish “festival of lights” to this year’s celebrations.

The stamp features a geometric design representing different types of menorahs and a strong contrast between light and dark, creating the appearance of flickering candles.

Hanukkah is also written “Hanoukka” on the stamp, reflecting Canada’s second official language, French. Continue Reading »

Canada restores aid to UNRWA with $25 million pledge

 

Canadian funding to UNRWA had been stopped under former PM Stephen Harper’s Conservative gov’t in 2010, after examples of how the corrupted UN agency was linked to Gaza-based Hamas, deemed a terrorist group by Canada.

By i24news

 

Canada will provide $25 million in aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees, it was announced Wednesday, restoring government support for the agency that had been frozen over alleged ties to the Islamist militant group Hamas.

UNRWA aid reaches Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria. - Photo courtesy UNRWA.ORG

UNRWA aid reaches Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria. – Photo courtesy UNRWA.ORG

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s federal Liberal government was granting the agency $20 million to support education, health, social services and immediate humaitarian assistance for millions of Palestinians, and an additional $5 million in response an appeal for assistance for those refugees impacted by the crisis in Syria. Continue Reading »

Canada Post instructed to quit delivery of anti-Semitic paper

 

Canada’s Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote, ordered Canada Post to stop delivering an anti-Semitic, Toronto newspaper that publishes “misogynist, racist, anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and homophobic hate propaganda.”

By Ben Ariel

 

Canada’s federal government has ordered Canada Post to stop delivering an anti-Semitic Toronto newspaper which repeatedly denied the Holocaust, praised Adolf Hitler and derided Jews as well as Muslims, The National Post reports.

Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote, who oversees Canada Post, made the decision less than two months after a human rights complaint accused the government and the postal service of “regularly and knowingly delivering misogynist, racist, anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and homophobic hate propaganda.”

Canada Post delivery van seen in Montreal, Quebec.

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Canada again backs Israel at the UN when Europe does not

 

Trudeau’s government, as did former Liberal PM Paul Martin’s and Conservative PM Stephen Harper’s, continue to take the morally correct path by not voting against resolutions singling out only Israel, as Europe has joined the jackals of the United Nations.

By Dalit Halevi

 

Canada once again backed Israel at the UN last week when it voted against the World Health Organization’s (WHO) resolution singling out only Israel for “mental, physical and environmental health” rights abuse.

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – Photo: Reuters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government joined Israel, the United States, Australia, Paraguay, Guatemala, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea as the only countries to vote against the resolution, which was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation. Continue Reading »

Anti-Semitic performer Dieudonne denied entry after landing in Canada

 

Having been found guilty of violating hate speech laws in France, with a 10,000 euro fine & 2 month suspended jail sentence, Canadian officials barred Dieudonne from entering upon his landing in Montreal.

By ROSIE PERPER

 

Infamous French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was turned away at the border of Canada upon landing in Montreal, Canadian human rights foundation Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) said Tuesday.

Canada’s Federal Court rules Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah is Terror Organization

 

Canada basically agreed with Jewish State’s contention that Israel has no ‘Peace Partner’: “Fatah did not entirely disassociate itself from acts of terrorism against the Israeli State even after renouncing armed struggle…”

By Israel Today Staff

 

Canada basically agreed with contentions that Israel has no “Peace Partners”: “Fatah did not entirely disassociate itself from acts of terrorism against the Israeli State even after renouncing armed struggle…”

Canada’s Federal Court last week upheld a decision that basically labeled Israel’s purported “peace partners” in the Palestinian Authority as terrorists.

Earlier, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada had denied asylum to Akram Muslih Anteer, a Palestinian man living in Sweden, because of his connection to Fatah. Continue Reading »

Canada to UN: Don’t name Canadian anti-Israel prof as Palestinian rapporteur

 

A row of Canadian gov’t officials that include the Foreign Affairs Minister & MPs Michael Levitt, Tony Clement and Peter Kent of the Conservative Party have called on the United Nations to disqualify local professor as UN adviser after accusations of his anti-Israel bias.

By Shoshana Miskin

 

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has joined the chorus of voices calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to review its appointment of a Canadian law professor with an alleged history of anti-Israel bias to a key Middle East position.

Western University law professor Michael Lynk was named on Thursday the UNHRC’s special rapporteur on human rights in “Palestine”. Continue Reading »

Hamas Rocket Cache Found in Yet ANOTHER UNRWA School

Against a Canadian demand, it appears that UNRWA will once again hand over to Hamas the rockets it found hidden in a UN school in Gaza.

By Arutz Sheva

 

United Nations relief agency UNRWA has discovered, for a second time during the current war in Gaza, Hamas terror rockets stashed in one of its vacant schools.

A statement by UNRWA Tuesday said that “Today, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip.”

“As soon as the rockets were discovered, UNRWA staff were withdrawn from the premises, and so we are unable to confirm the precise number of rockets,” the agency went on to say. Continue Reading »

Canadian FM visits Auschwitz extermination camp memorial

 

FM Baird visited the memorial museum that documented the Nazi atrocities & preserves the memory of the victims.

 

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird paid a visit on Thursday to the memorial museum at the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi death camp.

Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird

Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird, second right, walks through the ill-omened “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Sets You Free) gate of the World War II Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim – Photo: AP

Baird and Canadian ambassador to Poland, Alexandra Bugailiskis, walked through the “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Sets You Free) gate though which inmates were brought into the camp from across Europe to face death either in its gas chambers or from forced labor, starvation and disease.

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Jewish refugees from Arab countries recognized by Canada

 

Canadian cabinet in Ottawa stressed the ‘recognition of the experiences of Jewish refugees does not diminish or compete with the situation of the Palestinian refugees.’

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Canada has formally recognized the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab lands.

Jewish refugees from Iraq - Pavel Wolberg / Reproduction

Jewish refugees from Iraq. – Photo by Pavel Wolberg/Reproduction

On Monday, Ottawa accepted a report tabled last year that called on the federal government to “officially recognize the experience of Jewish refugees who were displaced from states in the Middle East and North Africa after 1948.”

The federal cabinet approved the report March 3, according to the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

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Canada & U.S. urge UNESCO not to postpone ‘Land of Israel’ exhibit

UNESCO postponed Jewish exhibit in response to pressure by Arab League.

Simon Wiesenthal Center plans to display panels if UN fails to open exhibit.

 

 

The United States and Canada called on UNESCO to rescind its sudden decision to suspend an exhibit on Jewish ties to the Land of Israel – due to open at its Paris headquarters on Monday – in response to a protest by Arab states who fear it could damage the peace process.

UNESCO headquarters

UNESCO headquarters – Photo by Unesco.org

“UNESCO’s decision is wrong and should be reversed,” said US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power on Friday. Continue Reading »

Judgment: Jewish girl’s hair set alight after saying ‘let’s burn the Jew’ was not racist

Canadian Judge’s verdict:  High school student who lit Jewish girl’s hair on fire saying WW II theme, ‘let’s burn the Jew’, did not commit hate crime.

By Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar

 

In Canada, a Winnipeg provincial court judge recently ruled that a 2011 altercation at a local high school, in which a student lit a 15-year-old Jewish student’s hair on fire with a lighter while saying “let’s burn the Jew,” was not a hate crime.

‘Let’s Burn the Jew’ Not Racist – Photo: Thinkstock

The judge claimed despite the facts of the case that the offender, who pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon, did not mean to burn the girl’s hair or target her because she was Jewish. Continue Reading »

To protest or not to protest? How to deal with anti-Israel activity on campus.

Some advocacy groups urge students to counter misinformation at anti-Israel events, but not through direct confrontation. The non-confrontational approach prevails at campuses across the country.

“If there’s a strong Israeli Apartheid Week, make sure you have a strong Israel Week,”

Cara Stern, Staff Reporter,

 

 

Should students tackle anti-Israel activities on campus head-on – setting up counter-events or even urging universities to ban groups and events from taking place – or is it best to downplay them in the hope of minimizing their impact?

York University students drape Israeli flags to counter an anti-Israel rally in 2009.  - Photo source: The Canadian Jewish news

York University students drape Israeli flags to counter an anti-Israel rally in 2009. – Photo source: The Canadian Jewish News

That’s the central question for young pro-Israel advocates facing groups and individuals at their schools who are hostile to the Jewish state.

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Canada asks UNHRC to Fire Richard Falk after accusing Israel of having ‘genocidal’ intentions

 

United Nation’s Rapporteur, wrote an article that said Israel was “slouching toward nothing less than a Palestinian holocaust.”

 

 

Canada called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to dismiss its special investigator Richard Falk after he accused Israel of “genocidal” intentions against the Palestinians in a brief English language interview on Russian television.

UN investigator Richard Falk.

UN investigator Richard Falk.- Photo: Reuters

“Canada has previously called for Falk to be fired for his numerous outrageous and anti-Semitic statements and these comments underscore once more the complete and total absurdity of his service as a UN Special Rapporteur,” Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird said in a statement he issued on Monday.

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